CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Card Crit Care 2017; 1(02): 105-107
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1626678
Case Report
Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. 2017

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Cardiotoxic Drug Overdose—A Lifesaving Intervention

Sundar Singh Subash
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
,
Madhusoodhanan Nandanam Nandakumar
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
,
Siroraj Alphonse Placid
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
,
Vijay Thomas Cherian
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
,
Shaji Palangadan
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
,
Suresh Kumar
Department of Intensive Care, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
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Publication Date:
07 March 2018 (online)

Abstract

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) use in cardiotoxic drug overdose is increasing. Calcium channel blockers along with β-blockers constitute more than 65% of deaths from cardiovascular medications. The authors report here a case of ECMO use for amlodipine and telmisartan tablet overdose, where ECMO was used to salvage the patient’s life as a life-saving intervention.